When driving anywhere, the driver must be aware of their surroundings. This includes vehicles around you, any road debris, and your vehicle.
Unfortunately, even if you’re extremely careful, accidents can happen, like your tire blowing out. Here are a few tips on what to do if you experience a tire blowout.
Recognize the Signs
A tire blowout can stem from a few reasons. Either the tire has dry rotted, has a knot, the tread is completely worn, or the sidewall is damaged.
Some signs that a tire is about to blow can be your vehicle shaking or vibrating at certain speeds, steering wheel problems, and excessive noise coming from the area of the problem tire.
What To Do
When a blowout occurs, it is imperative that the driver stay as calm as possible. Try not to turn the wheel or stop the vehicle abruptly. It is recommended that the driver should hold onto the steering wheel straight and wait for the vehicle to naturally slow down. Once the driver regains control, they should try and pull over to a safe area and put the vehicle’s hazard lights on.
Be sure to regularly check your tires and tire pressure. If your tires are underinflated or damaged in any way, a blow out can be imminent.
Payne Collision Center
Payne Auto Group wishes everyone to stay safe on the road! If you’ve been in an accident, the Payne Collision Center is here to help with any auto repair that needs to be done! Be sure to get your vehicle checked out by our trained professionals and stay safe out on the road!